Written by Davida Rochman on July 2, 2013
Contributors: Dennis Gruenling, Michael Pettersen Since the 1950s, blues harmonica players have amplified their instruments with bullet-shaped microphones and tube amplifiers. But how it all started remains a mystery. According to one legend, the mac daddy of all Chicago blues harp players, Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs, innovated the technique by playing his harmonica near a […]
Written by Marc Henshall on January 19, 2018 under Wireless Systems
If there is anything we can take away from the recent confirmation of UK regulator, Ofcom’s decision to clear the 700MHz band of UHF spectrum by May 2020, it should be that change is inevitable. Some changes are good, other changes, not so good, but change nonetheless should be expected.
Written by Brooke Giddens on March 19, 2017 under SXSW
SXSW is packed with talent. Shot By Shure showcases some of the artists we’re most excited about. In this segment, Missy Modell talks to Danny Miller and Max Harwood.
Written by Andrew Anderson on February 23, 2017 under Studio
Andrew Anderson talks to producer Shel Talmy about recording The Kinks, The Who, The Damned and Bowie and how he really got the crunchy guitar sound on You Really Got Me…
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 6, 2016 under Microphones
In this short documentary full of archival treasures, Shure Corporate Historian Michael Pettersen explains how a two-way radio microphone became the harp mic of choice for generations of blues musicians.
Written by Brooke Giddens on October 27, 2016 under News
Adam Young explains what’s different when writing a film score vs. a pop song and why he’s excited about the Adam Young Scores Short Film Contest.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 21, 2016 under Microphones
The Shure KSM8 Dualdyne is the world’s first dual diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone – a ground-breaking feat of engineering that essentially reverses the flow of a dynamic mic. To explain what makes this so significant, we take a look at the Shure Unidyne.
Written by Marc Henshall on December 15, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
Digital wireless systems are increasingly common in the world of professional and semi-professional audio. Their growth over the last few years is the result of many factors, from the continual pursuit of better quality sound to the increasingly pressing issue of RF spectrum clearance. Like other areas of the audio world, though, the debate as […]
Written by Marc Henshall on December 3, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
In this post, we cover the most common parts of spectrum used for the operation of wireless microphones and explain why the UHF bands are the preferred space for professional users. With the latter in mind, today’s episode will look at what’s happening to the UHF space and how it affects you.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 8, 2015 under Studio
Part 4 of our drum recording series focuses on compression. Compression is the most misunderstood, but also incredibly powerful tools at our disposal.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 9, 2014 under Broadcast
Dean Miles targets the one-person-camera operator and explains the importance of recording sound elements to create a soundscape that complements the visual imagery of your project.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 4, 2014 under News
An Interview With Sean Sullivan There isn’t one of us who doesn’t have a tangled pair of low-end earphones in a gym bag, coat pocket or buried next to the I-PASS tollway transponder somewhere in the glove compartment under a crumpled pile of fast food napkins. The chances are pretty good, too, that at least […]
Written by Marc Henshall on May 23, 2014 under Microphones
When used on the road, mic grills will inevitably receive abuse. We look at how the Shure SM58 grill is designed to dent – protecting your microphone.
Written by Nelson Arreguín on December 6, 2013 under Live
Being born and raised in the City of Broad Shoulders, there are many reasons to hold your head up and be proud – from it’s fiery history survived by a limestone tower on it’s magnificent mile, which serves as a symbol of the City’s endurance and grit, its imposing skyscrapers and resplendent downtown architecture that […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on December 6, 2013 under LiveNews
We bring you, “What Is That Mic Application?” In this installment of unique encounters from the road, we stumbled upon a homemade, handheld device involving some toggle switches, heavy duty cabling and an SM58 gently wedged in the center. This creation takes center stage every night and is a big part of this endorsers live […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on June 5, 2013 under LiveMicrophones
Coming into all of this, I knew nothing of microphones. I knew singers and bands used them to create sound, but that was about it. Already I’ve learned a lot about microphones and all the little things that make each Shure microphone unique; however I know there are still many people out there like me […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 1, 2013 under Listening
Contributors: Recording Engineers Mark Garrison, Michael White “Trust your ears.” “It’s what sounds right to you.” These are popular refrains that you’ve read in just about every article (many of them right here) about choosing microphones, positioning them and mixing sound. But if you’re going to rely on your ears to hear and identify the […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 10, 2012
Which Shure wired microphone have you always wanted? Tell us in a comment below by December 17, 2012. If we randomly draw your name from the commenters, you’ll win the Shure microphone of your dreams! (Exclamation point!) Any current Shure wired microphone is fair game. Seriously. Doesn’t matter if it’s for vocals, guitar, drums, broadcast, […]
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